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The Dwarfs of East Agouza

In 2012, Cairo’s shuffling Agouza district gave birth to one of the most hypnotic trios to emerge from Egypt’s alternative scene – The Dwarfs of East Agouza. The trio’s instrumental improvisation-based explorations have since been propelled by North African percussion loops and quivering keys, West African tinged free jazz guitar, and grounded by driving Krautrock-style […]

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Bachar Zarkan presents: The Hallaj of Hope – London & Manchester

As part of MARSM’s spring programme, we are showcasing the enduring legacy and spirit of Sufi music, a spiritual branch within Islam that ascertains the nature of humanity and God, and the presence of divine love in the world. Through this newly commissioned concert, audiences will see the mesmerising character of Sufi musical performance and […]

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Mashrou’ Leila UK TOUR 2019

Announcing their UK tour, Lebanese indie-pop sensation Mashrou’ Leila will be returning for their highly anticipated 3-city tour in 2019. MAR 07 | LONDON – Roundhouse | TICKETS MAR 09 | MANCHESTER – Gorilla | TICKETS MAR 10| GLASGOW – Oran Mor | TICKETS Born of a nocturnal encounter at the American University of Beirut in 2008, Mashrou’ Leila […]

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Hishek Bishek 9 – Sounds of the Middle East Underground

Journeying through the fascinating and bass-heavy musical landscape of the Middle East’s burgeoning electronic music scenes, Hishek Bishek has emerged to become London’s most pulsing Arabic Electronic party. From cutting-edge releases to bootleg wedding recordings, killer Mahraganat tracks and hypnotic Dabke remixes from the Levant, Hishek Bishek is back at Electrowerkz for a night of […]

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Hamza Namira – Album Debut

Hailed as the “new Sayed Darwish”, Hamza Namira is one of the most celebrated faces of modern Arabic music. A songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Egypt, Hamza has become a luminous expression of his homeland’s resilience and ambition. Emerging as a major public figure, most notably since the Egyptian revolution of 2011, he uses his […]

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Oxford Maqam at Brunei Gallery

Hailed as “revolutionary” and “powerfully atmospheric” by Songlines magazine, Oxford Maqam‘s stunning renditions pay an influential homage to Egypt’s early musical theatre and the creative and stylistic developments of the ‘Nahda’ Era, the Renaissance of the Arab world. In this concert, the UK’s premier Arabic ensemble returns to London’s Brunei Gallery in what is their […]

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Lekhfa & Tamer Nafar UK Tour

Double Bill:  Lekhfa & Tamer Nafar (from DAM) Alternative Egyptian Electronic meets Palestinian Hip Hop  MARSM presents a captivating double-bill of some of the Middle East’s most trailblazing alternative musicians. From dystopian poetry to bass-heavy hip-hop beats and stripped down Egyptian dance tracks, this show celebrates the contemporary musical projects making headlines and pushing the […]